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Posted: Wednesday, July 22nd 2020
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Job Title:     Assistant Curator Asia, World Cultures
Organisation:     National Museums Scotland
Salary:     £25,802 - 28,055 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:     Sunday, August 9th, 2020
Job Ref No:     NMS20/1032
Other Benefits:   membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Description:
Supporting our Asia collection with a focus on the East Asia collection from Japan, China and Korea.

The Asia Section cares for more than 40,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. Collecting started from the middle of the 19th century, focussing on the arts and crafts of this region but also included prehistoric and ethnographical material. Particularly noteworthy, for example, are our Chinese ceramics which represent the production of many kilns in China from the late Neolithic period to the Cultural Revolution era. The strength of the Iranian collection is attributable largely to the influence of Sir Robert Murdoch Smith (1835-1900) who contributed significantly during his tenure as director between 1885-1900. Our collections from South and Southeast Asia are mainly a legacy of missionaries, military men, and civil administrators of the British empire. We regularly add to these collections through donations and purchase acquisitions from the art market, artists, and private individuals, strengthening existing and developing new areas in response to contemporary issues such as gender, environment or nation building processes.

You will work across the respective collection supporting the delivery of our strategic priority projects, loans, exhibitions and digitisation programmes.
Required Skills:
With a degree in a related subject (anthropology, archaeology, art history, ancient history, classical archaeology, archaeology of the ancient world, or equivalent), you will have knowledge of, or interest in, working with non-European art, archaeology or ethnographic collections. You will be able to demonstrate existing specialist knowledge, or the potential to develop specialist knowledge, relevant to the collections and subject areas of the role.

Proven experience in paid or unpaid work in museums or similar environment is essential. You will be organised and methodical, with good verbal and written communication skills and Office 365 skills. You should also have experience of managing your own time and workload, working to deadlines and handling multiple priorities.
Application Instructions:
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The closing date for completed applications is 9 August 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will take place by video call on or around w/c 24 August 2020.

Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Contact Name:     Ms Martyna Klimek
Contact Tel:     0131 247 4094
Contact Fax:     0131 247 4314
Contact Email:
Address:     Chambers Street, Edinburgh, .